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Report released as soon-to-be committee chair Ron Wyden, D-OR, assembles plans for drug pricing legislation in the new Democratic-controlled Senate.
High-Priced Drugs For Rare Disease: Leading US Payers Discuss Cost Concerns, Value-Based Contracts And ICER
There are as many rare disease patients as there are diabetics, Cigna’s Steve Miller notes, arguing that exorbitant prices for each treatment could drive counterproductive categorical exclusions by payers.
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Payer concessions to ensure access to drugs during the COVID-19 outbreak offer a benefit to patients and biopharma. But the costs involved could intensify future efforts to manage drug spending.